As we await the release of the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” first trailer, we also wait to see and hear more details about Mysterio – the iconic Spider-Man comic villain whom is being played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie.
A screening of the trailer at Brazilian Comic Con a few weeks ago surprisingly suggested that Gyllenhaal’s character of Quentin Beck will be teaming up with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to take on the villainous Elementals in the film, rather than serving as a villain.
Now, Gyllenhaal has elaborated on his role with Collider and confirmed the film sees the team-up of these two comic book foes:
“It’s basically just about the kids going on a European vacation. We go to London, we go to Prague, we go everywhere. It’s just a really fun thing. There’s a lot of dynamics that go on. A lot of relationship stuff. A lot of cool funny stuff. A lot of fun stunt stuff. The main focus is for him not to be Spider-Man per se, but he gets dragged into it. But you know he reluctantly saves the world again with Mysterio. Mysterio’s a good guy in this, they’re both teaming up to kill the game, to defeat these Elemental monsters.”
There are these threats to the world, the Elemental creatures, and Mysterio is someone who knows about them and who wants to make sure that the world is safe from them, and Nick Fury asks him to come on and help because he’s the only one who really understands them in a way. And he teams up with the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and unfortunately he has to make him become more than just a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.”
The description sounds like the character is very different from his comic counterpart, even as those who’ve seen the trailer suggest he sports a comics accurate look at one point – complete with fishbowl helmet.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” opens in cinemas in July.